The Scottish Farmer:

Sowing time is May to early June, with crops ready to graze or eat from November to February.

There are some fantastic Scottish bred varieties to choose from; Gowrie and Lomond are both high yielding with purple skins, and combine powdery mildew resistance along with clubroot tolerance, whilst Invitation has gained a reputation as a high yielding variety suitable for late winter use. All bred by the James Hutton Institute at Invergowrie near Dundee as part of a jointly funded project with Limagrain UK.

Why not grow a swede crop this year? You may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome and it could help you reduce your cost of production.

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